Here is another example of color flatting that I completed recently. It’s another pin-up, but a bit more detailed than the last one I posted. I also grabbed the original source for this one from Digital Webbing. There was an art and coloring contest there, one in which I did not participate, and this was the sample line art provided to use for coloring in the contest. I wish I could find the original artist to properly credit the person here, so if anyone reading this post knows, please let me know so that I can edit this and properly give credit to the original artist.
The first picture below is the original line art composited with the flat colors, while the second picture is just the flats by themselves (i.e. the bit that I did for this pin-up).
Once again, this one just happens to accidentally be mostly appropriate colors. When flatting a single-character pin-up it is much easier to try and use potential final colors for most things along the way and get those decisions out of the way. When I get around to being able to post some sequential pages of color flatting, you’ll get to see more of the semi-random flatting that is more typical of this kind of work. Not being intimately familiar with this particular character, and knowing nothing except her name, Jane, I had to guess in some places about costume detail… but believe I hit most of the major points with flat colors. There are a few places where the costume might be broken down further, depending on the colorist intentions for finishing this piece. But otherwise, I think a pretty solidly flatted pin-up page with lots of little details to pick out.
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One more Hanna-Barbera classic cartoon inspired drawing this month… This time it’s that family of the future, the Jetsons! Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, Jane his wife, and daughter Judy all in their future car going somewhere… Sorry no Astro or Rosie, but the spaceship was getting crowded!
Once again I went with a mix of old-school and new-school to complete this illustration. Beginning with the pencil sketch to get everybody, and everything, in place… then scanned, inked, and colored digitally. If you compare the finished piece above with my pencil sketch below, you can see a few tweaks here and there, especially in the faces… but for the most part I had a solid sketch to help me create the final drawing.
It’s a little ironic to me, to be looking back in time at a classic cartoon set in the future! Think about that for a minute without your brain exploding… then let me know what you think of this one. Remember, if you are interested in requesting my services as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.